Describes the discoveries of and efforts to decipher long forgotten languages and relates how the interpretation of Egyptian hieroglyphics, Assyrian cuneiform, and the Linear "B" of the Minoans opened important doors to these ancient civilizations Topics: Extinct languages, Archaeology, Translating and interpreting, Inscriptions, Inscriptions
byJohannes Friedrich, translated into English by Frank Gayn
copyright 1957, written originally in German, translated by Frank Gayn into English. Scanned at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis by Michael Schwing, student, who believes the copyright is expired (although two publishers have printed the book includin Dorset Press Hardcover in 1995. This work is NOT by Michael Schwing, but is a very informative though partially outdated book on ancient extinct languages favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: extinct languages, cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Etruscan, linear B, Hittite language, Akkadian...
byJohannes Friedrich, translated into English by Frank Gaynor, 1957
Better scan than other. I could not replace the other file so uploading this darker (B&W, 600 dpi) scan with no lines on the right side (caused by using damaged scanner first time). Topics: Extinct languages, Decipherment of Cuneiform, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Persian Cuneiform,...